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Playoff Kuch equals Klutch for Lightning, Kucherov’s brilliance sets up Colton winner to stun Panthers in Game Two

With the Rangers busier this postseason, I haven’t had as much time to devote to other series. Even though I’ve caught most games, it isn’t easy to write about them when I’m preoccupied with the Blueshirts. Tonight provided a moment … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Who will be left standing in a hard to predict postseason?

They say that stories write themselves. In some cases, that’s true. Take for example the Canadiens last year. They were left for dead after going down three games to one in the first round against the rival Maple Leafs. Then, … Continue reading

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Kreider again stars in good win over Panthers to go into break the right way, Strome stands up as Rangers respond to coach’s challenge

If this were a summary of the first half, then the Rangers certainly followed the script. In what was a good win to enter the long break, they defeated the Eastern leading Panthers 5-2 at The Garden. The character building … Continue reading

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Will Kakko ever be a consistent goal scorer? Issues facing the Rangers as first half wraps up

The scouting reports were glowing. Many hockey pundits felt very strongly that then prospect Kaapo Kakko would become a good finisher at the NHL level. “Kaapo Kakko is a very good player,” said TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button following … Continue reading

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Duclair, Cats’ big third period spoils Shesterkin’s return in tough one-goal loss

Finally, there was hockey played. For the Rangers, the early Christmas break allowed Igor Shesterkin and Artemi Panarin to return. But also meant no Ryan Lindgren and Kevin Rooney due to COVID Protocol. Both regulars were missed. However, the Rangers … Continue reading

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Rangers hang on to pass test against pesky Cats, Gallant not happy but win snaps three-game losing streak

Framing this moment for K'Andre Miller pic.twitter.com/ZmCDlkwh3D — Rangers on MSG (@RangersMSGN) November 9, 2021 “That’s a little maybe too nerve racking at the end. But we pulled it off at the end and got the win. … You try … Continue reading

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Mika Staying On Broadway! Blueshirts sign Zibanejad to eight-year extension

Meant to be a Ranger. 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/CXpSy8NKP7 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 10, 2021 Mika Zibanejad is staying on Broadway. The 28-year old first line center got his wish when he and the Rangers reached agreement on an eight-year … Continue reading

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With Gerard Gallant Official, changes are coming for Blueshirts

#NYR 36th head coach Gerard Gallant and GM Chris Drury pic.twitter.com/cujdegTrQf — Mollie Walker (@MollieeWalkerr) June 22, 2021 Two days ago, Gerard Gallant was finally introduced as the new coach of the Rangers. The former bench boss of the Golden … Continue reading

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Islanders put Penguins on the brink, Connor’s goal in triple overtime eliminates Oilers, goalies shine including a memorable playoff debut for Cats’ Spencer Knight

These playoffs have been electric. It is only the first round yet there are so many cool storylines. From the magnificent playoff debut of 20-year old Spencer Knight to backstop the Cats to a 4-1 win in Game Five to … Continue reading

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All even through two games, Pens hold off Isles

So far, three first round series are all even through two games. They include the Bruins/Capitals, Islanders/Penguins and Wild/Golden Knights. These could go long. Especially based on how hard fought they’ve been. In a pivotal Game Two that saw the … Continue reading

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